Prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Leishmaniasis and Lymphatic Filariasis) and Malaria Among a Migrant Labour Settlement in Kerala, India

Prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Leishmaniasis and Lymphatic Filariasis) and Malaria... Neglected tropical diseases (visceral leismaniasis, lymphatic filariasis) and malaria are endemic in northern states of India. Kerala has become a hub of construction activities employing a large number of migrants from these endemic states. Stud- ies on morbidity pattern among migrants in Kerala are lacking. It is essential to look into the burden of these infections among migrant laborers who can act as reservoirs and are a threat to native population. A cross sectional study was done among migrant laborers in Ernakulam district, Kerala. After getting informed consent, a questionnaire was administered to each participant to collect sociodemographic details and 5 ml of blood was collected for detection of antigens using rapid diagnostic tests (RDT). Of the 309 migrants tested, none of them were positive for leishmaniasis, while 3.8% were positive for malaria and 3.6% for filariasis. With 2.5 million migrant laborers in Kerala, the magnitude of the problem in absolute numbers is enormous. Active surveillance and treatment is needed to prevent the reemergence of these diseases in Kerala. Keywords Migrants · Neglected tropical diseases · Kerala · Malaria · Leishmaniasis · Filariasis Introduction strategies, inadequate research and limited resource alloca- tion [1]. Elimination programs for vector borne disease like Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health Springer Journals

Prevalence of Neglected Tropical Diseases (Leishmaniasis and Lymphatic Filariasis) and Malaria Among a Migrant Labour Settlement in Kerala, India

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
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Medicine & Public Health; Public Health; Sociology, general; Private International Law, International & Foreign Law, Comparative Law
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1557-1912
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1557-1920
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10.1007/s10903-018-0767-9
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Abstract

Neglected tropical diseases (visceral leismaniasis, lymphatic filariasis) and malaria are endemic in northern states of India. Kerala has become a hub of construction activities employing a large number of migrants from these endemic states. Stud- ies on morbidity pattern among migrants in Kerala are lacking. It is essential to look into the burden of these infections among migrant laborers who can act as reservoirs and are a threat to native population. A cross sectional study was done among migrant laborers in Ernakulam district, Kerala. After getting informed consent, a questionnaire was administered to each participant to collect sociodemographic details and 5 ml of blood was collected for detection of antigens using rapid diagnostic tests (RDT). Of the 309 migrants tested, none of them were positive for leishmaniasis, while 3.8% were positive for malaria and 3.6% for filariasis. With 2.5 million migrant laborers in Kerala, the magnitude of the problem in absolute numbers is enormous. Active surveillance and treatment is needed to prevent the reemergence of these diseases in Kerala. Keywords Migrants · Neglected tropical diseases · Kerala · Malaria · Leishmaniasis · Filariasis Introduction strategies, inadequate research and limited resource alloca- tion [1]. Elimination programs for vector borne disease like Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a

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Journal of Immigrant and Minority HealthSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 2, 2018

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